- Original title
- Running time
- 85 min.
- United States
William Bowers, Irving Wallace (Story: Chester Erskine)
Nicholas Musuraca (B&W)
RKO Radio Pictures
Thriller. Film noir
- Synopsis / Plot
- Sam Hurley, "Nation's No. 1 killer" with a cold contempt for "heroes," escapes prison with two companions and takes a mixed bag of hostages to Nevada ghost town Lost Hope City. He knows they won't be found there because an atom-bomb test is planned for next morning! Relationships shift and tension builds as Hurley keeps the others in suspense as to whether he will let them escape before bomb time.
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